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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n8 (02/20/2014) » Section: The News, Briefly


Buffalo News: All Kennedy, All the Time

Three weeks ago, we ran a short piece on this page called “Grant vs. Kennedy Starts Early in the Pages of the Buffalo News,” commenting on a column by political reporter Bob McCarthy that laid the groundwork for a campaign tactic State Senator Tim Kennedy seemed likely to deploy against his primary challenger this year, Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant: that she’s a bad Democrat who will accept the support of the Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference, which prevents Democrats from holding majority control of the chamber.

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Assemblyman Sean Ryan has started an online petition asking the state Department of Transportation to reconsider its plans for improvements to the Scajaquada Expressway. For many years, activists have urged the DOT to downgrade the Scajaquada to a bicyclist- and pedestrian-friendly boulevard that slows traffic, and complements and connects the park that it bisects.



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